A pivotal Game 5 in the 2022 NBA Finals has the Boston Celtics traveling to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. Golden State is favored by four points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 210.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
Before making any Celtics vs. Warriors picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from SportsLine expert Zack Cimini.
A Las Vegas handicapper who’s never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Cimini excels in multiple sports. Over the past 36 NBA picks, Cimini is 23-13, returning almost $900 to $100 players. He is also on an amazing 39-17-1 run with his last 57 against-the-spread picks involving the Celtics, returning almost $1,800 to $100 players.
Cimini knows Boston forward Jayson Tatum is an all-around threat impacting the game in many different ways during these finals. Tatum knows how to get a bucket at three levels with ease and poise. The three-time All-Star has been able to set his teammates up and get them clean looks at the rim. Tatum is averaging 22.3 points, 7 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game during the 2022 NBA Finals.
He is also aware that Golden State guard Stephen Curry has been carrying this offense during this series. Curry is a marksman from anywhere on the floor with his absurd range. The eight-time All-Star is fearless once he touches the court and his championship experience has been on full display. He’s averaging 34.3 points, two steals, and is shooting 49 percent from three during this series.
Now, Cimini has set his sights on Celtics vs. Warriors. We can tell you he is leaning over the total, and he also has found a critical x-factor that’s made him lock in a STRONG play on the side! You ABSOLUTELY need to see what he has to say before locking in any NBA picks.
So who wins Celtics vs. Warriors in Game 5? And what critical x-factor makes on side of the spread hit hard? Join SportsLine now to find out, all from the expert who has crushed his NBA picks.